At first, I wondered why that song was showing up in my Tori Amos Deezer playlist. And then she started singing…
One of the many sub-collections within my music collection is covers of showtunes by pop, rock, jazz, opera, country, rap, metal, etc. acts. Not sure I’ve heard O’Connor’s “Don’t Cry For Me” before, but she’s a frequent contributor to this collection.
Heaven On Their Mind (Single Version) // Murray Head
I pride myself in having a pretty good collection of rare and hard to find Jesus Christ Superstar recordings. This is about as an interesting of Jesus Christ Superstar rarity that there is. Heaven On Their Minds was released as a single before the original Jesus Christ Superstar album came out in 1970. The lyrics are almost completely different due to the fact that they did not want the lyrics to the single to be as potentially controversial as the song was presented in the context of the full piece. Backup singers where also added to the piece. The B side to this single was an instrumental version of Strange Thing Mystifying. It’s an odd little piece but I find it really fun to listen to.
The volunteer on duty at the LGBT Center decided to put on The Phantom of the Opera. I haven’t seen the film in ages, although I liked it enough at the time to buy the DVD. Looking at it now, I still think it does the job well enough, but who on earth thought it was the right idea to cast Gerard Butler in a musical?